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December 2006, Week 4


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Fri, 22 Dec 2006 10:49:09 -0500
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At one time you could get box office rankings for past years--back to the 30s if I remember right--from the IMDB but a couple of weeks ago I wasn't able to find this again.  Don't know if it was removed or just hard to find.  Somewhere I have a book called something like Movie Facts (dark blue cover, trade paper, circa 1980s) that had a listing of the top ten for each year along with the dollar rentals.  Or you can do it the hard way and check Variety's year-end listing each year.  Now, it's another question how accurate any of this is.

Lang Thompson

-----Original Message-----
>From: Adam Fish <[log in to unmask]>
>Sent: Dec 21, 2006 5:39 PM
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: [SCREEN-L] 1950s Box Office Scores
>A simple question somebody will easily answer:
>Where can I find the top ten films (in terms of box office income) for
>each year of the 1950s?
>Adam Fish
>Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the
>University of Alabama:

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